14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD: Side Event

The International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) is hosting a side event on the theme of: Right to education; challenges with inclusive education and accessibility during COVID-19.

Watch the event on demand. Materials for the session also available below.

This session will review global best practices in research and practice for inclusive physical education for children experiencing disability. Speakers include professionals and academics from Spain, Ireland, Latvia, Canada, the United States, Kenya and Finland. The session will build upon the UN Human Rights Report on Article 30 and in particular pages 13-14 on the education sector https://undocs.org/A/HRC/46/49. The session will include brief descriptions of specific research and practical programs followed by a moderated discussion of how inclusive physical education can be best positioned and designed post pandemic.

The main document on inclusive education and accessibility during COVID-19 can be found from United Nations https://undocs.org/CRPD/CSP/2021/4

  • Side events provide an excellent opportunity for the Member States, UN entities, and NGOs to discuss the themes of the COSP and other critical issues related to persons with disabilities.
  • Side events are for COSP attendees and registered participants as well as invited registered external guests.

Link to the Side event: – https://teamup.com/ksmv4e1gd1ruzbzoso/events/928909209

Title: Global examples promoting the right to education through adapted and inclusive Physical Education for children experiencing disabilities.

Mon Jun 14 2021, 8:30am – 9:45am (New York)


David Legg
Mount Royal University, Canada


Catherine Carty
UNESCO Chair Project Manager
Munster Technological University, Ireland

Kwok Ng
Adjunct Professor & Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Eastern Finland and University of Limerick. Ireland

Raul Reina
Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain

Aija Klavina
Senior researcher
Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Latvia

Megan MacDonald
Associate Professor
Oregon State University, USA

Peter Bukhala
Associate Professor
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya

Mr. Ali Hudaib,
APE  Specialist,
Shafallah Centre, Qatar